"People Have to Watch What They Say": What Horace, Juvenal, and 9/11 Can Tell Us about Satire and History

  title={"People Have to Watch What They Say": What Horace, Juvenal, and 9/11 Can Tell Us about Satire and History},
  author={William R. Jones},
  pages={27 - 53}
  • W. Jones
  • Published 22 March 2009
  • History
  • Helios
In the days and weeks following the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001, a related assault began on the place of irony and satire in America's new post-9/11 culture. For example, on 18 September, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter told the news website Inside.com that America had reached "the end of the age of irony"; on 21 September, Camille Dodero wrote in the Boston Phoenix of the end of "unbridled irony" for a "coddled generation that bathed itself in sarcasm"; and on 24… 

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